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13th Jan '17 6:33:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tallahassee and Columbus in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' provided this trope's page image for a reason: "Columbus" spends almost the entire movie in InternalMonologue about how one has to be cautious and plan carefully in various ways to avoid dying in an AfterTheEnd zombie-filled world, demonstrating that he's a classic ActionSurvivor. "Tallahasee", in contrast, delights in playing the ActionHero role in a world filled with AcceptableTargets for his aggression, and is the more proactive zombie-killer of the two. Tallahassee's direct approach and Columbus' smarts and caution lead them to being a good post-apocalyptic team.

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* Tallahassee and Columbus in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' provided this trope's page image for a reason: ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'': "Columbus" spends almost the entire movie in InternalMonologue about how one has to be cautious and plan carefully in various ways to avoid dying in an AfterTheEnd zombie-filled world, demonstrating that he's a classic ActionSurvivor. "Tallahasee", in contrast, delights in playing the ActionHero role in a world filled with AcceptableTargets for his aggression, and is the more proactive zombie-killer of the two. Tallahassee's direct approach and Columbus' smarts and caution lead them to being a good post-apocalyptic team.
13th Jan '17 6:15:20 AM Morgenthaler
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12th Jan '17 9:26:03 PM Willbyr
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12th Jan '17 9:25:38 PM Willbyr
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%% {{Zero context examples}} and badly written ones have been commented out. Every single example on this page needs to make three things clear: One character is a physical fighter, once character is an survivor of the action and they have some sort of relationship.

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\n%%[[AC: * This is ''exactly'' how Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz start out in ''ComicBook/GreenLanterns''. Though both are [[EnsignNewbie relative newbies to their powers and duties]] for whom [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the Call just won't hang up]], Simon is ''far'' more combat-ready with his Power Ring and is the ActionHero archetype, preferring the "direct approach" to problems - which often equates to "[[HotBlooded jump right in with brute force]]"; his idea of planning ahead is to keep a loaded handgun as "backup" in case the Ring fails. Jessica, meanwhile, is the consummate ActionSurvivor half of this trope: her introduction in a prior ''Justice League'' arc established her as a chronic InnocentBystander running and hiding from both real and imagined threats for literal in-universe ''years'' as part of her {{backstory}}...and note, all of that was ''before'' the entire planet started getting [[EmotionBomb Emotion Bombed with rage energy]] in the opening arc of ''Green Lanterns''. In this book, she vastly prefers the cautious, strategic approach that might keep everyone alive; her first thought when the Red Lantern Corps invades is even "[[SupermanStaysOutOfGotham shouldn't we]] call [[TheCavalry the Justice League]]?". And until [[spoiler:the very end of the "Rage Planet" arc]], she can't even generate a HardLight construct...which means she can't utilize the "[[GreenLanternRing greatest weapon in the universe]]" in anything except mostly-defensive functions like flight, which results in her relying on Simon to do most of the physical attacking [[spoiler:and in her spending much of the climactic battle of "Rage Planet" curled up in hiding, while she tries to tamp down her panic attack]]. Part of Simon's character growth in that arc is learning that her cautious approach has merits because even he has limits, while hers is about [[HeroicWillpower overcoming her fear]] enough to wield her Power Ring to its full, ''proactive'' extent - not unlike [[spoiler:the [[ActionSurvivor narrator]]'s]] development from ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.

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%%* Tallahassee and Columbus in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''

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%%* * Tallahassee and Columbus in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''''Film/{{Zombieland}}'' provided this trope's page image for a reason: "Columbus" spends almost the entire movie in InternalMonologue about how one has to be cautious and plan carefully in various ways to avoid dying in an AfterTheEnd zombie-filled world, demonstrating that he's a classic ActionSurvivor. "Tallahasee", in contrast, delights in playing the ActionHero role in a world filled with AcceptableTargets for his aggression, and is the more proactive zombie-killer of the two. Tallahassee's direct approach and Columbus' smarts and caution lead them to being a good post-apocalyptic team.
16th Oct '16 1:11:52 PM DustSnitch
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Believe it or not, the {{Badass}} and ActionSurvivor aren't so different that they can't share the spotlight in the same story together.

When both are paired they create an Action Duo similar to SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan and RedOniBlueOni; only these two will be practically opposites in just about every possible trait, most notably combat skill. The {{Badass}} is of course MadeOfIron, skilled at brawling and shooting, and brave enough to wade through any firefight. However, he will often be saddled by the plot with baby-sitting the ActionSurvivor, who can [[NonActionGuy (at best)]] [[FragileSpeedster run and dodge extremely well]], through endless firefights that may be targeted at ''him''.

If the NonActionGuy at least manages to compensate by being TheSmartGuy, you have BrainsAndBrawn. On the other hand, if the {{Badass}} [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining sacrificed a basic skill for their awesome training]], the Action Survivor will help [[UpbringingMakesTheHero round them out]]. Expect these disparities and constant action to make them VitriolicBestBuds. However, if they're compatible enough with each other in that they each manage to kick equal amounts of ass, they're probably BashBrothers.

The plot usually requires the {{Badass}} either protect the ActionSurvivor as they try to escape a ClosedCircle, or with an EscortMission with the Survivor as a LivingMacGuffin. Occasionally, the Survivor takes up the role of SideKick and "sells" [[TheSmartGuy his skills]] as useful to the {{Badass}} on his mission. They usually form a working partnership, even becoming friends.

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Believe it or not, the {{Badass}} ActionHero and ActionSurvivor aren't so different that they can't share the spotlight in the same story together.

When both are paired they create an Action Duo similar to SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan and RedOniBlueOni; only these two will be practically opposites in just about every possible trait, most notably combat skill. The {{Badass}} ActionHero, in the context of this dynamic, is of course MadeOfIron, skilled at brawling and shooting, and brave enough to wade through any firefight. However, he will often be saddled by the plot with baby-sitting the ActionSurvivor, who can [[NonActionGuy (at best)]] [[FragileSpeedster run and dodge extremely well]], through endless firefights that may be targeted at ''him''.

If the NonActionGuy at least manages to compensate by being TheSmartGuy, you have BrainsAndBrawn. On the other hand, if the {{Badass}} ActionHero [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining sacrificed a basic skill for their awesome training]], the Action Survivor will help [[UpbringingMakesTheHero round them out]]. Expect these disparities and constant action to make them VitriolicBestBuds. However, if they're compatible enough with each other in that they each manage to kick equal amounts of ass, they're probably BashBrothers.

The plot usually requires the {{Badass}} ActionHero either protect the ActionSurvivor as they try to escape a ClosedCircle, or with an EscortMission with the Survivor as a LivingMacGuffin. Occasionally, the Survivor takes up the role of SideKick and "sells" [[TheSmartGuy his skills]] as useful to the {{Badass}} ActionHero on his mission. They usually form a working partnership, even becoming friends.



%%* In ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'', John [=McClane=] is the {{Badass}} and Matthew Farrell is the ActionSurvivor.

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%%* In ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'', John [=McClane=] is the {{Badass}} badass and Matthew Farrell is the ActionSurvivor.



%%* Funnily enough, BadAss [[AntiHero Derek]] and ActionSurvivor [[TheReliableOne Stiles]] from ''Series/TeenWolf'' pretty much embody this trope in every other scene they have together.

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%%* Funnily enough, BadAss [[AntiHero Derek]] AntiHero Derek and ActionSurvivor [[TheReliableOne Stiles]] from ''Series/TeenWolf'' pretty much embody this trope in every other scene they have together.



* Vesper and Corrick in ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}''. Vesper is a young girl who's never been to the "wide world", yet while somewhat lost, still pulls her weight and manages to engage the bad guys, while Corrick is an immortal {{badass}} guardian spirit of hers with very little that could surprise him anymore.

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* Vesper and Corrick in ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}''. Vesper is a young girl who's never been to the "wide world", yet while somewhat lost, still pulls her weight and manages to engage the bad guys, while Corrick is an immortal {{badass}} guardian spirit of hers with very little that could surprise him anymore.
23rd Jan '16 1:10:38 PM Kakai
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* Vesper and Corrick in ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}''. Vesper is a young girl who's never been to the "wide world" and who often finds herself completely lost in the situation, while Corrick is an immortal {{badass}} guardian spirit of hers with very little that could surprise him anymore.

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* Vesper and Corrick in ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}''. Vesper is a young girl who's never been to the "wide world" world", yet while somewhat lost, still pulls her weight and who often finds herself completely lost in manages to engage the situation, bad guys, while Corrick is an immortal {{badass}} guardian spirit of hers with very little that could surprise him anymore.
23rd Jan '16 7:07:32 AM Kakai
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* Vesper and Corrick in ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}''. Vesper is a young girl who's never been to the "wide world" and who often finds herself completely lost in the situation, while Corrick is an immortal {{badass}} guardian spirit of hers with very little that could surprise him anymore.

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* Vesper and Corrick in ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}''.''Webcomic/{{Plume}}''. Vesper is a young girl who's never been to the "wide world" and who often finds herself completely lost in the situation, while Corrick is an immortal {{badass}} guardian spirit of hers with very little that could surprise him anymore.
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* Vesper and Corrick in ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}''. Vesper is a young girl who's never been to the "wide world" and who often finds herself completely lost in the situation, while Corrick is an immortal {{badass}} guardian spirit of hers with very little that could surprise him anymore.
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